Category: Money

Todd Steffen Experiencing the Highs and Lows of Coronavirus Impact

Todd Steffen Experiencing the Highs and Lows of Coronavirus Impact

Wise Guys Pizza Finding Success, Local Gas Station Taking a Hit Businesses around the nation are being shut down due to coronavirus. For some, business is completely on hold, and for others, they are thriving through everyone moving online and needing their product or service more than before. For Todd Steffen, owning a gas station and car wash in Centerville, […]

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More than 250,000 Minnesotans to receive emergency food aid

More than 250,000 Minnesotans to receive emergency food aid

(UTVS) Many Minnesotans who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will soon receive additional funding through the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act. About $55 million in emergency SNAP aid will come to the state amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The additional funding will help nearly 134,000 households with more than 250,000 residents. In a press release Human Services Commissioner […]

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Coronavirus Stimulus Checks

Coronavirus Stimulus Checks

In March, the U.S. government presented a bill that would send many Americans stimulus payments to provide relief for economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The last time the government used stimulus checks was back in 2009 after the recession in 2008. The Congressional Budget Office found the stimulus checks, along with other measures taken to kick start the economy, […]

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Increasing oil production fears environmental activists

Increasing oil production fears environmental activists

Oil production is on the rise and many are worried about what that might mean for the environment. There are currently one billion barrels of oil being produced which is up 13% from 2018. Environmental activists question whether or not the money is worth the cost of the environment. The government has increased its profits to $7.5 billion in 2019.

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Australian Gun Laws

Australian Gun Laws

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has concerns over a media report that an influential minor party asked the U.S. gun lobby for donations in order to undermine Australian gun laws. In a documentary about Al Jazeera it shows One Nation party officials flying to the United States for a meeting with the National Rifle Association and other pro-gun interests last […]

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Minnesota Child Care Fraud

Minnesota Child Care Fraud

The states legislative auditor released a report on the fraud in the states child care program today. This report follows allegations that money from this program was being set to overseas terror organizations. Minnesota lawmakers asked for the report after TV reports last year that fraud in the Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program was nearly $100 million annually.

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College Bribery

College Bribery

Manuel Henriquez is stepping down as the head of a Silicon Valley hedge fund after being part of a college bribery scheme.On Tuesday, Henriquez was arrested in New York City and released on $500,000 bail. Fifty people have been charged in the scandal for bribing colleges to get their children in top colleges. Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are of […]

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United Healthcare Rebate

United Healthcare Rebate

United Health Care is expanding a program that passes rebates directly from drugmakers to consumers. Starting next year, all employer-sponsored health care plans that use UnitedHealthCare must give pass point-of-sale discounts to consumers. The Minnetonka based insurer says the initial direct-rebate program has lowered costs by $130 per prescription.

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Trump Medicare Cuts

Trump Medicare Cuts

President Trump is facing harsh criticism for steep Medicare payment cuts to hospitals proposed in his new budget. The budget calls for $845 billion in Medicare spending reductions over the next 10 years. The White House says this is a better use of taxpayers’ dollars. As presidential candidate, Trump pledged not to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid.

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President Trumps Budget

President Trumps Budget

President Donald Trump 2020 budget proposal will include $8.6 billion for the boarder wall with Mexico. This $8.6 billion is an addition to the billions of dollars Trump wants to build the board wall when he declared a national emergency last month. The budget is also proposing cuts in discretionary spending, such as foreign aid and in welfare and reforms […]

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